On Sunday April 30 from 2-2:30 PM the Canton area YWCA led by Executive Director Brooke Denniston held a ¨Stand Against Racism¨ rally at Jones Park in Canton, IL. Please visit the links below for more information (Photo taken from YWCA logo)
Listen in to part 2 of our conversation about race and rural America with Dr. Alphonso Simpson. In case you didn’t hear part 1, you can check it out by clicking the link here. You can also listen to our class podcast by searching “Forgottonia Project” on iTunes or wherever you find podcasts. Also don’t forget to check out some outstanding resources that Dr. Simpson shared with us which he uses in his classes at WIU. You can check them out by clicking the link here .
On Friday April 6, 2018 students from Cuba High School had the opportunity to visit Lt. Sarah Eddy at the Salvation Army. This experience was part of our unit on poverty in Fulton County. Students participated in the following activities
- A tour of the facility and overview of the history and mission of the Salvation Army
- A budget simulation: living on low-income wages facing various obstacles in life
- Various service projects that included working in the food pantry and preparing food assistance sacks
Enjoyed sharing our previous conversation on race and rural America with Dr. Alphonso Simpson from WIU. You can listen here by visiting this link or through our “Forgottonia Project” podcast. Wanted to take a moment to share a few resources Dr. Simpson recommended during on discussion. These are various books, articles, and media he finds very helpful in facilitating healthy conversations about race and also uses in them in various courses he teaches. We recommend you get your hands on the following: